Whether you plan to update your current home or stage to sell in the New Year, it pays to track current trends in home design. Here are 7 ways to help you be in the know of what’s hot and what’s not in 2018:

1) Thumb through current issues of your favorite home decor magazines and websites. 

Head to the library, check out the newsstands and/or subscribe to popular publications for inspiration and information. Top print choices with readers include:

Regional Magazines for the Puget Sound include:

2) Visit Seattle Design Center.

Located south of downtown Seattle in the Georgetown neighborhood, Seattle Design Center (SDC) offers events, speaker series, showrooms and marketplace for home furnishings and design services.

For more information, visit: Seattle Design Center.

3) Catch up on your favorite HGTV shows. 

With so many shows to view for home interior, exterior and landscape design inspiration, your main challenge will be how to limit your viewing time. The most highly-ranked shows among viewers include:

#1 - Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines (final season!).
#2 - Flip or Flop.
#3 - Brother vs. Brother
#6 - House Hunters
#7 - House Hunters International

If you have your heart set on a coastal retreat in the Pacific Northwest, you can even enter the HGTV Dream Home 2018 Sweepstakes now through February 16th.

Visit  HGTV for more information.

4) Follow your favorite designers on social media. 

In addition to following your favorite HGTV hosts, here are a few other popular designers to check out:

5) Look at home design and furnishings catalogs and websites.

6) Check out Pinterest. 

According to “Pinterest 100: The top trends to try in 2018,” here’s what’s trending in home decor for the New Year:

  • Wall art.
  • Patterned plants.
  • Statement doors and ceilings.
  • Wood.
  • Mixed metallics.
  • Resort-Inspired decor.
  • Terrazzo.
  • Bone inlaid tiles.
  • The color Sage.

Read all about the trends at Pinterest 100 Trends 2018.

7) Attend Home & Garden Shows & Fairs.

BONUS TIP: Ask your team of experts at The Warmack Group! We’re here to handle all of your real estate needs.

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